Sandro Tonali, the AC Milan and Italian superstar has decided to join Premier League side Newcastle United from the next season. He will be playing for the Magpies’ for a period of six years, till 2029, a deal which promises 7 million pounds per season.
A “New” signing for the “New” Newcastle
Newcastle United, a club which barely anyone reckons to stay in the top ten in the Premier League roster, has shut everyone up with their swashbuckling performance this season, securing a top four finish bettering Manchester United by one point, and a Champions League spot which is widely considered by the Magpies’ supporters as an equivalent to winning the Premier League. Owing to the likes of lesser known stars like Joelington, Bruno Guimaraes and uprising talents like Alex Isak and Anthony Gordon coupled with the vigilant eyes of Eddie Howe has led them to a third place finish in a season which saw them thump Tottenham Hotspurs 6-1.
Sandro Tonali- the Milanese superstar
Sandro Tonali has been one of the spearheads in the attack for AC Milan. Along with Olivier Giroud and the legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he has helped his side win the Serie A last season. His pinpoint passes, accurate shots on target and capability to keep the ball in possession for a longer time is the talk of the town as he will always be remembered for his contribution in helping Milan winning the Scudetto last season.
He has been signed for a reported fee of 70 million pounds, making him the most expensive Italian football transfer, as he surpassed compatriot Jorginho’s value when Chelsea paid 57 million pounds to recently crowned Scudetto winners Napoli for the midfielder.
Addition of Tonali will add a depth to Howe’s side. With the side already boasting young promising stars like Tonali, Isak, it would be a icing in the cake for the Magpies’ as they have blended experience with youth perfectly, with Trippier, Almiron, Saint-Maximin lighting up St. James Park with their magical skills.
Now, it would be interesting to see how Tonali performs in the toughest league in the world, as defenders from the opponents will be eager to bring him down as soon as possible.